Organic Chemistry II

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Description: This course further elaborates functional groups with emphasis on alcohols, phenols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, amides, esters, amines, and carboxylic acids once the nature and reactivity of these functional groups is understood, important biological examples will be stressed and elaborated. Biochemistry, particularly the properties and metabolism of biological macromolecules such as nucleic acids, lipids, and proteins will be introduced.

The course will continue a review of some of the major concepts in organic chemistry, building upon the knowledge of the prerequisite courses. A vocabulary of synthetic techniques will be developed, some deriving from natural processes, some developed by man. Enolate chemistry will be reviewed, as well as Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution. The Grignard and Wittig reactions will be discussed. Free radical chemistry will be introduced. An introduction to various forms of spectroscopy and spectrometry will be offered. The goal of the course will be to understand organic synthesis as performed in industry and to be capable of reviewing a total synthesis in the scientific literature.

Highly Recommended Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry I (OCHM311 and OCHM311L) or equivalent
Lecture Hours: 45
Lab Hours: 0 (online lecture only) or 30 (in-classroom and hybrid)
Total Units: 3 (online lecture only) or 4 (in-classroom or hybrid courses that include lab)
Course Format: Accelerated Science Courses take place in 4 or 5 weeks. Classes and laboratories are offered in many formats such as daytime, nights, weekends, in-classroom, hybrid (classroom and online), and 100% online. All courses repeat regularly, giving many opportunities to complete the course(s) you need.

Registration for in-classroom or hybrid course offerings include lecture (OCHM316) and lab (OCHM316L).


Fall 2019 In-Classroom Offerings (4 units with lab) 

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Oct 4, 2019 Nov 6, 2019 Fri 5:00P-10:00P Lab
Sat 9:00A-6:00P Lecture 
Nov 16, 2019 Dec 18, 2019 Sat, Sun 9:00A-6:00P



Fall 2019 Hybrid Course Offerings (4 units with lab)
3 units Online class

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times
Nov 14, 2019 Dec 18, 2019 Online – no daily requirements No specific times



1 unit On-Campus Lab

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Dec 2, 2019 Dec 5, 2019 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs  – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A



Spring 2020 In-Classroom Offerings (4 units with lab)

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Feb 7, 2020 Mar 11, 2020 Fri 5:00P-10:00P
Sat 9:00A-6:00P
Mar 28, 2020 Apr 29, 2020 Sat, Sun 9:00A-6:00P



Spring 2020 Hybrid Course Offerings (4 units with lab)
3 units Online class

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times
Mar 26, 2020 Apr 29, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific times



1 unit On-Campus Lab

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Apr 20, 2020 Apr 23, 2020 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs  – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A

*Class times are subject to change

Classes fill quickly, so please do not wait to apply. Students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. All courses are listed in SCU publications and the application regardless of the current number of registrants. Registration is not confirmed until an email is sent. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please confirm registration by emailing [email protected].

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